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2.5K run = 4K?

Saturday, March 26, 2011

On Wednesday, my family all joined the Running Room for a new store grand opening and a 2.5K run to celebrate. Well, there were a few glitches.

First, the 2.5K route did not have a volunteer at the turnaround point, so my little girls ended up running over 4K by the time everyone realized we'd gone way too far.

Second, the "mild" weather was misleading. Wind chills and overcast skies combined to make for a very chilly run.

Third, the tonnes of snow this winter made some of the route almost impassable. There were parts where the snow drifts were so high that people with strollers had to either carry the strollers or turn around.

The result of all this was that my kids got snow in their running shoes, which led to wet socks and frozen feet. Plus, me and dh had to strip down our gear and wrap everything we could find around the kids' heads to keep them warm.

The good news is that the kids were troopers - my 4-year-old completed 4.5K in 31 minutes! - my mom joined us for her first race ever and enjoyed herself (yeah!), there was cake and hot chocolate and medals at the finish line, and we all got to meet the Running Room founder, John Stanton, who won the Order of Canada last year.

Are we glad we went? Yes, for the free food and medals :) Would we do it again? No way.
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  • L3DESIGNS
    wow quite the day! Great job on completing....
    3563 days ago
  • KALISWALKER
    Wow you are amazing at getting your family out exercising with you, even mom. Too bad it was so cold but what a thrill to meet John. I hope you have spring weather soon and get the family out again.
    3576 days ago
  • DORIS32
    it's these types of runs that make the most memories! How awesome that you did it and didn't give up even with all the good reasons to.
    3586 days ago
  • CERIUSLY
    What adorable children! Troopers too by the sounds of it! Kudos to you all for finishing!
    3586 days ago
  • FREES1
    next time you'll know better! and be prepared!
    congrats to your girls - glad it all turned out well! and they are off to a great start in life getting hooked on this stuff at their age!
    3586 days ago
  • PERSISTANT123
    I'm glad you stuck with it and your kids did well. I can understand that you wouldn't do it again, but at least you have made another memory with your family! emoticon
    3587 days ago
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